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Modernizing the Naia

The interest generated among the country’s tycoons by the proposed modernization of the old Ninoy Aquino International Airport should prod the government to work double-time to speed up its flagship public-private partnership program. With only a handful of projects actually awarded to the private sector, the government needs a big push in this department.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reinventing Roxas

President Aquino’s endorsement of Interior Secretary Mar Roxas as his successor has made the May 2016 presidential election more dynamic and less predictable as the Philippines approaches the polls in the twilight months of his administration.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Luistro on the HPV vaccine

“I did not rule out the HPV vaccine program, I merely asked for more time to study it,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said in a phone conversation yesterday. The head of the Department of Education was reacting to Tuesday’s column (“Morals and HPV”) on the decision of the DepEd not to include the vaccine program on HPV in the just-launched national immunization program in public schools.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Necessary fictions’

When students do research today, they search online with Google. When I was a student, we had to deal with physical books in a library, and search for the ones we needed using a card catalogue. My students search for books online, sometimes without even being physically in a library. A card catalogue is ancient history to them, and opening a physical book old-fashioned.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Tribune of the people

THE CASE against the Luneta “photobomber,” the Torre de Manila condominium, may have been bungled by the private lawyers before the Supreme Court, but all is not lost. The solicitor general, designated by law as the legal counsel of the Republic, has now stepped forward. He finds ample conservationist principles in the Constitution to preserve our cultural treasure as a nation, and finds that the “statutory mandate to protect the physical integrity of cultural artifacts necessarily includes the protection of the sightline of the Rizal Monument.”

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BUSINESS

PH stocks continue to recover

The local stock barometer rose for the fifth straight session on Tuesday on selective buying of large companies as the second-quarter corporate earnings reporting season started unfolding. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 25.03 points, or 0.33 percent, to close at 7,598.29.  Elsewhere in the region, equity markets rebounded from early losses despite an […]

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

BPO revenues seen to overtake remittances

BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) is growing continually at double-digit rates, giving the industry the confidence that its goal of hitting $25 billion in yearly revenue and 1.3 million in direct jobs by 2016 “is very much achievable.”

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Additional fare hike eyed for LRT-1

The private-sector winner of a project to expand and operate the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 is in talks with the government on a potential increase in train fares ahead of its planned takeover next month.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

PSEi ends higher

The local stock barometer bucked a regional downturn Monday on selective large-cap buying as second-quarter local corporate earnings results started to trickle in.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

T-bill rates dip across the board

Short-term borrowing costs for the government fell across the board this week, with market players confident that even the trimmed premiums would be enough to beat inflation.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SPORTS

Gilas hopefuls begin buildup for Fiba Asia

Tab Baldwin conducted the first practice for the 16 players in the Gilas Pilipinas national pool on Monday night, drilling the aspirants for two straight hours with simulated game situations he hopes the Filipinos would know like second nature come tournament time.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Overweight Blatche back to boost Gilas Olympic bid

Andray Blatche, back to reinforce the Philippine campaign in the Fiba-Asia Championship in September, showed up for practice on Monday night way out of shape.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Knights turn back Pirates

Dragged into a tight contest by a surprisingly tough and physical Lyceum squad, Letran delivered a strong finishing kick Tuesday to keep its perfect record in the 91st NCAA basketball tournament.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Varsity Sports,NCAA,Varsity Basketball | Read More »

Team Manila batters whip US West champs

Team Manila-Philippines opened its bid to regain the title it last won three years ago with an impressive 8-2 victory over United States West champion Antelope Valley-California Tuesday in the 2015 Big League World Series at Layton Field in Lower Sussex, Delaware.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

Fajardo heads 16-man PH pool

Sixteen players, including three who have reportedly begged off, have been made available by the PBA to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to comprise the Gilas national team pool of head coach Tab Baldwin. Two-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer, Marc Pingris of Star and LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra made […]

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,PBA | Read More »

LIFESTYLE

Plant nursery is a model garden

Bolido FOR SHIRLEY Briñas Sanders, no piece of land may be left as is—if she has anything to say about it, or if she is allowed to do something to it. Her less-than-a-hectare property in Calamba, Laguna, is really nothing more than a nursery for plants and trees she uses in her landscaping projects. But […]

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Why more and more grownups are hooked on coloring books

Ccloring books continue to fly off bookstore shelves as more and more people discover the joy of spending a quiet hour or so filling in pretty pictures. Coloring apps are growing in popularity as well. It’s not just fun, people say; it’s good for their well-being, too.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body | Read More »

Exercise body and mind for higher ‘sensory IQ’

Fusing martial, dance and healing arts with nine different disciplines, Nia is a low-impact workout that gives you inner peace as well.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Just In,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Mind and Body,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillante Mendoza to guest on ‘Art 2 Art’ radio program

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza and award-winning guitar trio Triple Fret are among the guests featured on “Art 2 Art” this August. Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, “Art 2 Art” is aired every Sunday, 3:30-4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band); cable television via […]

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fantastic origins of ‘Fantastic Four’

BASED on the 60-issue comic-book series “Ultimate Fantastic Four” released in 2004, the latest “Fantastic Four” film reimagines the origins of the four superheroes. The story features four people teleporting to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities. In the aftermath of the Baxter incident, the government quickly ushers […]

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ENTERTAINMENT

Pretty starlet’s rudeness turns off coworkers

Looks can be deceiving. At first glance, Pretty Starlet seems refined and elegant. In reality, PS can be uncouth.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Entertainment Stories | Read More »

Aiko: No label for new relationship

AIKO Melendez and I enjoy our girl talks about our “roller coaster” love life. Aiko is a true survivor of many love battles. That’s why I am so happy that she has a new inspiration.

Posted: August 5th, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns | Read More »

Erik and Angeline: Not yet a couple, but special friends

While Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto consider each other “special,” the two singers insisted that they’re not yet a couple, saying that they would rather take things slow for now.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Bee Gees Gold tribute brings back disco fever

For one night, the crowd at Midas Hotel and Casino on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, was transported back to the 1970s.

Posted: August 4th, 2015 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

John Lloyd Cruz’s best efforts come up short

When acclaimed actors like John Lloyd Cruz come up with a special dramatic showcase on anthology shows like “Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK),” they serve notice that they’re attempting a particularly challenging and involving characterization that will affirm their supremacy over their peers.

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 in Columnists,Editor's Pick | Read More »

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